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    An American Death

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti died, at age 101.

    I am leading a quiet life
    in Mike’s Place every day
    watching the champs
    of the Dante Billiard Parlor
    and the French pinball addicts.
    I am leading a quiet life
    on lower East Broadway.
    I am an American.
    I was an American boy.

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    Love this. A great man. Gone.

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    On Ferlenghetti's 100th birthday I posted the following poem. Today I'm thinking that the days won't be quite so fine anymore.


    Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace
    by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    One grand boulevard with trees
    with one grand cafe in sun
    with strong black coffee in very small cups.

    One not necessarily very beautiful
    man or woman who loves you.

    One fine day.

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